Strategies for Counseling Parents and Adolescents
Discussion: Strategies for Counseling Parents and Adolescents
Adolescence is a very important time in the sexual life cycle. Physical maturity takes place, increased social interaction occurs, and individuals begin to explore intimacy. Parents are still a major influence in their children’s lives and can have an impact on their children’s emerging sexuality. As children move into adolescence, however, the influence of peers becomes increasingly strong. Therefore, as helping professionals it is important to consider how these influences intersect with children’s and adolescents’ personal questions and experiences with sexuality throughout their development.
Post by Day 5 an explanation of two strategies that you, as a helping professional, might use to help the parents in the “Online Snooping Case Study” effectively communicate with their child about sex and sexuality. Explain two issues that would be important to address and why.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.
Application: Dating, Sex, and Romance: Adolescence and Digital Media
In their article, “Sex, Sexuality, Sexting and Sex Ed,” researchers Brown, Keller, and Stern (2009) state that the Internet has become a sex education class. Based on this article, identify a website that a teen may view to learn more about dating, sex, or romantic love, taking care to not include pornographic sites. Analyze how a teen may interpret the information presented on the website and discuss whether you view this site as having a positive or negative impact on the sexual developmental process of a teen. What would you change on the site? What do you see as beneficial?
The Assignment (2- to 3-page paper):
Analyze a website (not pornographic) that may educate an adolescent on dating, sex, and/or romantic love. Make sure to provide the website address (URL).
Identify and discuss implications of the website on an adolescent’s view on
relationships and sexuality.
What impact would these messages have on the sexual developmental process of a teen?
How might this website influence an adolescent’s understanding of adult sexuality and romantic relationships?
Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the resources for this course.